When you perform a search in Safari on your iPhone, you’ll receive results from Google by default. While Google is very popular, some users may prefer to use a different search engine for reasons of privacy or simply personal preference. Here’s how to change the default search engine on your iOS device.
Google has long been the default search engine in Safari for OS X, but privacy concerns have led many users to seek an alternative. Here’s a quick tip on how you can change the default search engine in Safari.
Computing privacy advocates scored a big win on Monday, as Apple announced the inclusion of privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo in the next versions of Safari, which will ship as part of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 later this year.
Most major online companies are struggling to respond to last year’s revelations about the NSA spying and hacking programs, but privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo has found the entire situation to be very good for business. The company saw its traffic nearly double following last year’s disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.